For over 30 years Dave has been working with couples, families and organizations to help them find solutions to whatever conflict they might be experiencing. As a skilled mediator, counselor and coach, Dave works with all parties affected by the conflict to find solutions that:
- Reflect the best interests of all those involved;
- Produce win/win outcomes achieved through collaboration and dialogue;
- Lay a foundation that allows the parties to move forward in a healthy and constructive way;
- Are achieved in a way that is both timely and cost-effective.
As a trained mediator working with the Genesis group, Dave is able to help facilitate agreements concerning the issues surrounding divorce and legal separations, including child custody, parenting plans, child and spousal support, and the distribution of assets. He works with businesses and non-profit organizations to help resolve challenging situations and create peace-filled and productive working environments.
Dave holds both a Bachelors and a Masters degree and has advanced training in mediation and negotiation. He has served on the Board of Directors for several non-profit agencies and has taught marriage and family seminars in both the US and Canada. He has also taught “The Principles of Healthy Conflict Resolution” workshop at both undergraduate and graduate institutions.
Dave and his wife Kim have been married for more than 30 years, and have three grown children. They reside in Vancouver WA, where they are both actively involved in their community.